Sunday, 16 March 2014

JYJOONYOO IN KOREA - Day2 Metropolitan Seoul

Woke up, prepared myself and took a taxi to the nearest Train station and headed to Busan station for KTX train to Seoul. KTX is an express train which only takes 2.5 hours to reach Seoul from Busan. (Normal train takes up to 5)



Every subway in Korea has wifi but you have to sign up with a network provider.

Reached Busan Station to buy KTX tickets to Seoul!

The queue was relatively short and I think it is okay to purchase a last minute ticket as there are many trains departing everyday so it's quite safe if you wanna buy a last minute ticket.

Saw quite a number of Caffe Pascucci and decided to give it a try.
Not really a coffee person so can't judge their coffee. For me, coffee is coffee. Lol
Ordered a hazelnut cappuccino and a sandwich which turns out to be a sadwitch, not nice... :/

My brunch!

Pattern #1

Pattern #2

Not pattern liao...
Selca! :DDD

First sight of snow in my life!
REAL LEGIT SNOW!

AHHHHH SNOW WHITE!!!

Reached Seoul Station, took subway to Seocho which is around Gangnam where my accommodation for my next 5 days will be. It's a budget motel (aka Goshiwon or goshitel)  for travelers on a budget like me. I know there are hostels around Seoul but I hate sharing rooms with people I don't know, so yeah.

Very basic sleeping place with very basic facilities, but worry not, it's very safe! It's equipped with all sorts of emergency tools and directions over the room.

Details please visit: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/167094

Left my luggage and talked abit to Mr Jang, the owner and left for Myeongdong to collect my sim card.

Evergreen sim card which costs me only about RM83.00 for 1GB of data and some telephone calls.
It's considered very cheap as roaming would cost much much more!

After that, I went to Geumjeong to meet with my family friend for dinner.

Gogi gogi gogi gogi

Different meat use different bbq mesh to grill one! :D

They taught me to dip the bbq ribs into the cold noodles (naengmyun) to eat and it turn out quite delicious!

With haeyuk noona on the left and hyeonjong noona on the right!
Thanks for the dinner!
Seeya again!

A view of Geumjeong area at night!
Went back after that. Had a wechat call with family to show them where am I. (Train lol, nth much to see)

Went to explore the neighborhood at night and discovered quite a few bars and expensive restaurants. According to Mr Jang, Seocho is actually where the prosecutor's office sits and many law firms are around here too. Hence explains the expensive places around.

Bought banana milk and seaweed for a light supper! 


So that is all for day 2!



-JYJOONYOO IN KOREA-
2013


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